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She Likes It Roughness: Callie Thorne Analyzes Dr. Dani's Love Life

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS -- "Poker Face" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Callie Thorne as Dani Santino -- Photo by: Bob Mahoney/USA Network

Inform Callie Thorne that fans of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness (Wednesdays at 10/9c) are starting to fall into two camps — “Team Matt” and “Team Nico” — and she beams with schoolgirl excitement. “Is there really something like that happening?!” she marvels. “Oh. My. God. I love it!”

Well yeah, sure, but which team does she herself tend to cheer for? READ MORE

Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Doc Scores a Date With Housewives Homewrecker


The Desperate Housewives pizza boy man who wrecked Scavo’s — both the restaurant and its namesake-couple — is headed to USA Network’s Necessary Roughness to romance Dr. Dani. READ MORE

USA Network Bosses Share (Some) Secrets of Their Sustained Success – Plus Psych Scoop!


If it’s getting hot out by you this time of year, know that it’s nothing compared to the  summer USA Network is having.

With White Collar as criminally good as ever, Covert Affairs and Burn Notice serving up irresistible spy games, and the new Suits fitting great on the schedule, the cabler is having a moment. But as USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber point out, it’s the aggregate nature of multiple moments like this that enable the network to trumpet “unprecedented” success and “historic” ratings weeks.

TVLine spoke with the USA bosses, inviting them to survey their ever-expanding slate, cop to a recent risky gamble, size up the competition, and assess the state of the brand. Plus: What’s their message for the passionate — and patient! — Psych fans out there? READ MORE

For USA's Necessary Roughness, Envelope-Pushing Sexiness 'Was Always the Plan'


This Wednesday at 10/9c, USA Network unveils its newest series, Necessary Roughness, starring Rescue Me‘s Callie Thorne as a down-on-her-luck therapist who abruptly finds herself on track to become a “shrink to the stars.” Are you on the fence about making an appointment with Dr. Dani Santino? Let executive producers Craig Shapiro and Jeff Lieber entice you with a preview of what just might be this summer’s sexiest small-screen offering. READ MORE

Exclusive: USA Network Series Is Better Off With Andrea Anders

MR. SUNSHINE - Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Matthew Perry, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Jamie Tarses and Thomas Schlamme are executive producers. The Pilot was written by Matthew Perry and Alex Barnow & Marc Firek and directed by Thomas Schlamme. "Mr. Sunshine" is a Matthew Perry Production, Shoe Money Production, Barnow and Firek Production and FanFare Production, in association with Sony Pictures Television. (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images) ANDREA ANDERS

Andrea Anders, whose TV resume most memorably includes the acclaimed (if undersampled) Better Off Ted and most recently (if only briefly) added Mr. Sunshine, has landed a new gig.

The super-sunny and often funny actress can next be seen in multiple episodes of … READ MORE